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4 cool ways that fly-fishing is evolving, mostly for the better


Fly angers from 150 years ago would instantly recognize—and be able to use—modern fly tackle (Photo: Glen Rushton/Unsplash)

One of the coolest things about fly fishing is that it’s been around so long. If a group of fly anglers time-travelled from the mid-1800s to today, they’d instantly recognize our gear and be able to use it. While the overall form of fly fishing remains the same, however, it has been constantly evolving in other ways. This is now my 38th season, so I’ve witnessed many changes in equipment, ideas and attitudes. A few I lament, but most of them I applaud. Here’s my personal take on where fly fishing has been and where, I hope, it’s going…